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  1. This is the best analysis I have seen and I read a lot. Thorough and concise. I hope everyone will read it and go to work.

    In 2017 January at the counter-inaugural I heard Keegan-Yamaha say “Trump did not win this election, we lost it…”

    There is no doubt what the McConnell Senate will do to us next week. We are going to have a radical conservative Supreme Court for decades. They won’t just overturn Roe. They will make abortion illegal. They will overturn marriage equality.

    We are in for a long fight.

    Hear hear.. Well said!!

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      • I first noticed this trend with their stealth candidates on school boards in the 1990s. Smart sneaky move on their part. They are well-funded, they are tricky, they are mean and remorseless as nuclear weapons. We must rise up in every available manner. Andi, I hope you send this as a letter to the editors of major news outlets.

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  2. Bravo, Andi! What a well thought out analysis of where we are right now. More than that, you’ve acknowledged the heroic acts people are performing. In so doing, you’ve given us a task-list as well as a reading list. Thank you. You expended a lot of effort writing this post.

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  3. Sing it sister! I am so glad there are others who take a stand and are vocal despite the advice to stay apolitical because you might offend someone. My goal is never to offend, but dangit, I should also be able to educate and say my piece and I will continue to do so, because it is that important. I am glad you and other authors are also raising you voices. It makes me want to support you and the vocal minority even more!

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    • Another mantra you might remember: The personal is political. And vice versa. Politics affects our lives, so there’s no way anybody can stand aside and not engage. Regardless, stay safe out there!

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  4. Wow…..I will not turn away because it is “depressing”, but it is “depressing” nonetheless. Thank you for the reading list. I love the action list as well. Please know that your superstrength ability to look at, analyze, and synthesize, is Hero’s work in a fiercely tender way….Thanks, Andi, for all you do.

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  5. You are so correct in that the right has been engrained and insidious in our society for a long time. For some, it’s always been apart of our lives to be in the struggle. For others, it’s just beginning. I’m glad that, regardless, many folks are taking notice. Thankyou for this insightful article and a helpful reading list read. I used to vote with my parents, then with my sister. She and her husband could not vote in person, so I voted alone. It still felt glorious.

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  6. You are so correct in that the right has been engrained and insidious in our society for a long time. For some, it’s always been apart of our lives to be in the struggle. For others, it’s just beginning. I’m glad that, regardless, many folks are taking notice. Thankyou for this insightful article and a helpful reading list. I used to vote with my parents, then with my sister. She and her husband could not vote in person, so I voted alone. It still felt glorious.

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  7. Kudos to you Andi Marquette!! This is probably one of the most practical, meaningful, and hopeful articles I’ve read this year. And it came with resources too!! Thank you! I’ll be forwarding it to some friends!!

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